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Happy 7th Birthday, Liam McDermott!

To My Monkey…

Today, my first baby, you are seven years old. I am so proud of you. I love hearing you tell the story of your birth. You have my big eyes and expressive hands and a natural humorous storytelling ability you got passed down from your Grandpa. In your raspy voice you say, “And then the Dr. had to say “Liam! Liam?!”, and make sure I was ok because I was sleeping when I came out of Mom’s belly. Then I opened my eyes and looked around and smiled and still half asleep mumbled ” What?! What? Where’s room service?” And, then fell back asleep as they placed me in Mom’s arms!”. Part of the story is true and part is created from your unbelievable imagination, yet SO very you. You are such an amazing young man. Your warmth, energy, and creativity inspires me and everyone around you daily. Your laugh is contagious and your charm magical. Everyone says not to blink because kids grow so fast. That statement is so true. I can still picture your tiny foot that I could hold in the palm of my hand the day you were born. Now today, I watch you shuffle around in my black rubber flip flops that almost fit you. I remember when I was the only woman in your life and now today, you tell me we must never speak of “Sydney” your first crush because it embarrasses you and  because”Moms talking about stuff like that is just creepy!”.

I used to nestle you in a tiny little ball in my arms all cozy and now today, you stand so tall almost up to my shoulders. You are my big boy, but I still insist you hold my hand when we cross the street. I do it partly for safety but mostly because its the last excuse I have to hold onto your hand. I’m reminded constantly that you are a big boy. While I’m so proud at who you have become, in my heart you will always be my baby. Always. You will continue to grow and continue to amaze me. And, I will continue to embarrass you and continue to hold onto you a little too long. Just know this is a mom’s Job! We know no other way. We love and love and everyday let go a little more so that you can grow and become your own person. Just know that you will forever be my baby. My first. My Monkey. You always promise me that even when you tower over me and have a family of your own that you will still get “cozy” and cuddle with mom. I will hold you to that promise! I love you. Happy 7th Birthday Liam! Mom xoxo

To celebrate Liam’s big day, I wanted to share some of my fave photos of him throughout the years.

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Leave your birthday wishes for Liam in the comments!

Love,
T

  • Queen B

    Happy Bday Liam eu espero que você seja tão amado e feliz

  • Ali Charlotte Caves

    Happy birthday Liam!!! I named one of my twin boys Liam because I loved your name so much and your mommy and daddy’s show was the only thing that made 15 weeks of bed rest bearable! :)

  • Becky Walton

    Happy Happy 7th Birthday Liam!!!

  • Shirlene Watson

    Happy Birthday Liam! You have grown into such a wonderful young man.

  • Jess

    Happy birthday Liam! I hope you have an incredible day and just know how much of a wondeeful mother and father you really have. They are the most loving and supportive people in the world even though I don’t know them personally I can see from their show how wonderful they must be. Have a beautiful day!

  • Loretta Lou Forster Herbst

    Happy Birthday Liam, you have grown up to be a lovely young man!!!!!

  • Lise

    Happy birthday, Liam!! I hope you’re having a great day, and get everything you wish for. God bless the rest of your life. You’re a big boy now! Love from Lise, Norway

  • Audrey

    Happy birthday!!!

  • Shawnna Rhey Moses

    Happy Birthday Liam <3.I remember watching You as a Little Baby, An Adorable &+ Handsome one of course ! On ' Tori & Dean Home sweet Hollywood' I Miss that Show &+ All of You <3.. Have an AMAZING DAY ! Knowing your Mommy.. An AMAZING Party is coming your way !

    XoXo, The McDermott's BIGGEST Fan <3 .

  • Sarah Rozell

    Happy Birthday Liam all the way from Winnipeg,Manitoba Canada

  • Jimmy’s mom

    Birthday Blessings Liam. Have an awesome birthday:)

  • Twixie Loo

    He’s a love bug that’s for sure.

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ BIRTHDAY Liam!!!!!:)

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  • Paula Leonard

    Wow Liam can’t believe you’re 7 already!! Happy, Happy Birthday little guy!! I can still remember watching your Mom, Dad, and you when you were first born at the Inn!! Time sure does fly!! Have a wonderful day filled with lots of love, laughter and sunshine!!! Hugs & kisses Liam!! I’m a Gramma so I can do that Liam!! Happy Birthday from South Carolina <|:)

  • rr

    Lovely lovely lovelyyyyy. Can’t imagine how hard it must have been to pick just those few photos Tori. He is beautiful. Happy Birthday Liam Aaron McDermott! :-)

  • NC MiMi

    Happy Birthday Liam. I’ve watched you grow from the day you were born and feel like you are one of my grandchildren. So, considering I’m probably not the only ‘virtual’ grandma you have you should feel extra special knowing that so many people out in the world love you like their own grand kid. Happy Happy Birthday.

    • Caveman

      Not to spoil the party, but that’s a bit too much.

  • Melissa

    Happy Birthday Liam!!! May God Bless u with many more birthdays to come. U r the same age as my daughter Nevaeh..

  • Nancy Lindsey-Talkington

    Happy Birthday young man!!

  • Tonya

    Happy birthday Liam!

  • Kimberly Brown

    What a sweet testimony of a mother’s love…There is nothing like our baby boys. They grow up sooo fast, so enjoy every moment. My boys are 19 and 14 and it seems like just yesterday. Hugs sweet mama Tori.

  • Tricia watson

    Wow 7 already happy birthday handsome =)

  • Natalie

    Sweet letter Tori! Happy Birthday Liam!!

  • Martha Stark

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Liam.

  • Shelly Abernathy

    Happy Happy Birthday Liam!!!!! I hope your special day is and will always be as wonderful and awesome as you are to all who know and love you. Stay blessed little/big man :)

  • April Hales

    Happy birthday! What a beautiful gift your mommy gave you with this love letter. You ate so awesome Tori. What a great mom you are :)

  • Stacey

    Happy Birthday Liam!

  • Annette

    Tori, your letter was awesome, I was thinking of when my son was born, he now, is 31, towers way over me, 6`2. Time flies, My eyes teared up…Happy birthday , Liam!! (My two grandsons, will be 7 ), this year, too.

  • Calbreezie

    So adorable! My son turns 7 this year too. It goes bye so fast! Happy birthday little man!

  • Natasha Nichole

    Happy Birthday Kiddo! I honestly have to thank your mumma and daddy for sharing you amazing little self through out the years. Your one of those kids that people remember because your just too cool!! Out of all the celebrity kids, your most definitely one who leaves an impression on peoples hearts and your awesome in every single way!! Happy birthing day mumma!!! You guys have an incredible family and I love watching you. ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD TO YOU GUYS!!!

  • debbie santiago

    i watched the show from the very first episide and i can’t believe your already 7. I wish you a wonderful and blessed birthday. Tori i love the gifts you give me with your creativity & your love. Don’t ever change who you are. I pray God bless your famiy always.

  • Monique

    A beautiful letter!!! Happy Birthday Liam :)

  • Bridgette

    Happy Birthday, sweet Liam!! Your mommy is one of the best mommy’s in the world and it is shown through the amazing babies she has raised! I know you’re not a “baby” anymore, but you always will be to your mother. I’m sure you’re having a spectacular birthday party because your mom throws the best. Blow out all the candles & make a wish, you are loved!! :)

  • Tammy Whiteman Quinn

    Happy birthday Liam hope you have a great day

  • Kristen DeBrosky

    There is nothing like a mother’s love. Happy Bitthday Liam. You’re truly blessed.

  • Donna Taylor

    Happy Birthday Liam love all your fans from Australia.

  • Samantha Schneider

    Happy Birthday Liam! I can’t believe how fast you have grown up. I hope you have the best day ever! XOXO

  • mtnlake

    Happy Birthday, Liam! Being 7 is so much fun!!

  • Lisa Joyce

    Happy birthday liam you are such a handsome big boy

  • Jackie

    Happy birthday Liam!! Even though you’re getting older, don’t you ever forget what a special mother you have!!

  • Jill

    Happy birthday Liam! Tori, your letter was beautifully written and I hope I’m as good of a mom as you are someday!

  • Michelle

    Happy 7th birthday Liam! Hope you have a great day!!

  • Wendy Kowalsky

    Tori u such a good mom and that was such an amazing love letter to your child. Keep doing what u do and everything else will fall into place. Happy Birthday, Liam!

  • Mindyann

    Happy Birthday Liam!! Wow such a big big already!! You are so handsome! May you have many more awesome birthdays to come!, Tori, u are such an amazing mom! I love how you keep us posted on lots of stuff! You are my fave celebrity, I have watched all your shows you have been in!!! I love how you are just so happy and all the time and willing to share your family moments with us all:-) you have a handsome lil boy :-)

  • Page Tryon

    Happy bday from me and my girls …. hope its a good day for you

  • Donna Bangle

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam! Hope you have a fun day!

  • Phyllis

    Happy, Happy Birthday Liam!

  • R Michael Bisceglia

    Happy Birthday, Liam! The mother that has carried you, raised you loved you and written this lovely letter is the only one you will. Cherish her and all that she brings to your life. Perhaps one day you will fully understand this. Until then, Happy Birthday little man and many, many more happy ones.

  • Chrisitne Mosley

    Happy Birthday Liam!!!!

  • jo

    Beautiful Tori, he is also blessed to have a caring mommy like you,..<3

  • Angeline

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam!! Have a super fun filled day!

  • Candacie Riggins

    What a lovely sentiment, brought me to tears, I wish your family well.

  • Teri Boudreau

    happy birthday handsome Liam……. keep that sweet beautiful smile:):):)

  • M

    Happy Birthday Liam! —- you look really cute with short hair

  • lisa

    Such a beautiful letter… reminds me of the letters my mother wrote for me

  • Clarissa Wood

    Happy 7th Birthday handsome Liam!! I absolutely LOVE your name! I feel like I watched you grow up because I never missed an episode of Tori and Dean! You have an amazing Mom and she loves you very much! I used to write birthday letters to my children…..they are all grown up now! My baby just turned 30 2 months ago and we are celebrating her birthday in my profile picture!!

  • tracy

    I can’t believe he is seven!!! I miss watching him on TV. He always said hilarious things! I hope he has the best birthday ever!

  • Patricia Osborne McCormick

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  • Leslie

    Happy birthday Liam! It’s my baby girls 3rd birthday today too :)

  • Jule

    My oldest is turning 7 this year as well…someone once told me “the days are long yet the tears are short…so true!!! Happy birthday Liam and happy BIRTHING day mama :)

  • Jule

    *years not tears

  • barbara fulmizi

    happy birthday hope you have many more. my little niece is 7 years old just like you.

  • Helena Thingy

    I love that third picture Tori, such sweetness :) Much joy, love, laughter to you all. May this be the happiest birthday ever, Liam!

  • Kyla Ward

    So beautiful! Made me cry. My baby is 15 months old and I am terrified of her getting older. I want her to stay my baby forever!
    Happy birthday liam!!! Have a great day!

  • kayla

    Happy 7th birthday Liam!! :-) I hope you enjoy your special day!!

  • Annie

    Hi Liam McDermott! A very Happy Birthday to you! Have a fun day and enjoy being 7! So fun to see you grow up to be mama’s little man! You’re a hoot!

    P.S. Your mama is so cool! Beautifu,l heart tugging letter, Tori! <3Annie

    • Sandra Pedersen

      Happy post birthday Liam. My birthday is also March 13, and I turned 47 years old. Tori I wish you were back on tv.

  • Kim Decker

    You’re already a heartbreaker (sorry Tori, lol) I hope you have an awesome birthday & your wish comes true!

  • Erin

    Happy Birthday Liam! 7!!!!

  • Catherine Liddle

    Happy Lucky 7 Liam! Time does fly. I hope all your dreams and wishes come true! Thanks Tori for sharing such a beautiful letter. It brought tears to my eyes reading it, as a Mom of 3 I totally relate. I just had my first lil boy, and Feel so much of the things you wrote, but I didn’t have the words to express… <3 ~

  • Jamie Lynn Naumann

    My daughter is 9 today as well. Happy birthday liam

  • Linda Canniff

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam! You are getting so big and may l say, handsome! l have a Grandson who is seven this month too. 7 is a great age to be, Have fun this year!

  • Kim

    Beautiful…….Happy birthday Big Man!!! From all the way over in Atlantic Canada!! Saint John N.B is singing a very big Happy Birthday to you, lobsters and all:)

  • Jan

    Happy Birthday Liam. Hope you had a wonderful day with your mom and siblings.

  • MeganJanzig

    Our firstborn sons are born two days apart! Thanks for sharkng- I can easily relate!

  • shanna31

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have the greatest day ever!!!! Best wishes throughout your life!!! :)

  • Peggy

    Happy birthday Laim!! When I watch your family’s show you always put a smile on my face..your a wonderful big brother…

  • hayley

    Happy birthday Liam xx

  • Laura Salazar

    Happy birthday Liam. Gosh so big already!!

  • Grandma5

    Have a great birthday Liam! My grandson just turned 6 in January .

  • Zoe

    Awe that was beautifully put!!! Happy birthday to your baby boy! God bless your beautiful family!!!

  • Robin

    Happy Birthday Liam

  • Jill Mckelvey

    Hope u are all are enjoying his day, happy birthday Liam
    They grow up to fast

  • Kyle Halm

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam! Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

    Tori- What a beautiful and inspiring letter! My son turns 2 next week and although hes not Liam’s age- I want to hold onto the baby i brought home from the hospital. Thank you for sharing Liam’s Letter :)

  • Jojo

    Oh this letter made me cry so much. My Mateo is turning 7 in May (God willing) and I can’t believe it! Boys are so wonderful and fun. Happy Birthday Liam. you are so cute and lucky to have a mom like Tori. congrats! :) Have a blast.

  • Mari Kilgore Willdermood

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam! Hope you had a great birthday!!

  • Lupe

    Teared up reading your letter. Really wish I had done this for my kids as they grew up. Happy Birthday Liam!

  • Mariah (not Brown)

    Happy Birthday! My oldest turned seven last week. I nearly cried because he’s just so big now, I hope he’ll always cuddle with mama too.

  • Patty Whitt Fouch

    happy birthday

  • Maria

    Feliz cumpleaños desde Argentina. You should come to visit!

  • Tonya

    I hope Liam has the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday Dear Liam,
    Happy Birthday to you

  • Cincha

    Happy birthday!!! He looks like a mini Aaron Spelling—so cute!

  • Susan Grayson

    Happy Birthday Little Dude man! I cant believe how grown you are now! I remember watching you growing up since Inn Love show when you were baby. I hope you have a wonderful blast birthday with your family and friends! Enjoy and have fun! Your Mom and Dad are so proud of you! Hugs! :)

    Lucky Seven!!

    Great 7th birthday party
    for the coolest boy in town
    have fun with your friends
    may all your wishes come true
    7 is lucky number

    Happy 7th Birthday!
    Susan

  • Katie

    Happy Birthday Liam! Your momma adores you, always always love her back! Muah!

  • bubblegirl

    Happy Birthday Liam. The best gift to get is the gift of love.

  • Erin Gross Wolfe

    Happy Birthday Liam!! Something about that first born little man… Enjoy every minute!!

  • Monica

    Happy Birthday Liam, I love the letter your mommy wrote.

  • Kim Saucedo

    Happy Birthday to you, Liam!

  • Crystal Berry-Fisher

    Happy Birthday! That’s beautiful Tori and I made my son promise that no matter how old he was he would cuddle if I wanted to cuddle he is 12 now ; ( I’m now working on never moving out promise

  • Kassylena

    Happy Birthday Liam hope your day was Blessed and full Joy

  • Sandy

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam!!! You are a really handsome boy and I am sure you make your Mommy very proud!!! May all your wishes and dreams come true!!! xoxoxo

  • Amanda

    Happy Birthday Liam! You might find your Mummy embarrassing now but there will come a day that you will be grateful for all these times & realise how lucky you are to have a Mummy who loves you so much. Have a great day xxx

  • Donna Layton

    Happy Birthday,Liam!!!!

  • Tracey Charles

    Happy Birthday Liam!! Hope you had a great day! Tori, your note to Liam was wonderful, he’s lucky to have your words in print to look back on as an adult, reminding him of what a great Mom he had growing up!

  • Danielle

    Happy Happy Birthday, Liam!! Just a day before my own little Monkey turned 6. :)

  • Janina

    Happy 7th Birthday Liam!! My son will also be 7 yrs old tomorrow!! One of my happiest times was knowing I was pregnant at the same time as Tori Spelling!! lol. Happy birthday big guy!!

  • Dee

    Happy Birthday, Liam! You & your family are the greatest!

  • Kimberly

    I hope that he had a great Birthday! Time does fly by so quickly when you have children. My daughter is four years old and it seems like it was just yesterday that she was a baby. I wish that time would slow down. Happy 7th Liam!

  • Guest

    Happy Birthday Cool Dude! I love his current hairstyle! He is just darling; looks exactly like Tori’s brother Randy.

  • Shelly Massey

    Happy Birthday Liam, can’t believe ur growing up so fast ! Becoming a good looking a young man ! ♡

  • Bonnie S. In Florida

    You seem like an exceptional mom and woman. Children are there for us to care for, but also to ground us and kiss our booboo’s when we need them. There is no greater love Tori. Happy Birthday to Liam.

  • MamaBird

    Happy Birthday Big Man! I know your Mama is so proud of her first born. You are a very lucky little boy! God Bless you and I hope all your birthday wishes come true.

  • Rebecca D

    Happy birthday to your little man. Tori, when “Inn Love” was airing, you & I were exactly the same amount of months pregnant. I remember when you went into labor on the show & you said you were scared. I busted out crying & said out loud “Me too!” In a weird way, you helped me through my first pregnancy.

  • Elyneda

    Happy Birthday, Monkey :) I remember watching those first episodes of your Mommy and Daddy’s tv show, when your Mom was still pregnant with you and have followed them (and you) since then. It’s been a privilege to watch you grow up in to the young man you are today – much love from Australia! from a big fan of the McDermotts :)

  • Jackie

    OMG i love this. I watched you when you were just a little boy and now your growing to be a wonderful little man. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a great day with your family.

  • french fan

    It is such a lovely letter from a mother to her little boy…it’s so emotional! So true that baby time goes way too fast… and that our baby stay our baby for ever. I feel the same!
    Happy birthday and hello to Tori from Paris!

  • bre

    My son and Liam were born on the exact same day at the exact same time :-) (I used to watch Tori and Dean Inn love)

  • G

    Im in tears after reading this! So beautiful happy birthday, Monkey!

  • Jenna Thompson

    Happy belated birthday Liam! You are a March 07 babe just like my Addy :)

  • Carrie McCoy Hill

    Happy Birthday to such a handsome young man. Growing up way too fast. Wishing you nothing but happiness and all that the Lord has to offer you. Keep smiling Liam!